It is never too early to start creating all those handmade Christmas gifts and July is the perfect month to stay indoors, get out of the heat and dream of a white Christmas! My favorite niece just graduated with a Master’s degree in music, so creating a Christmas gift for her using some of the wonderful U-Paint® Metal Crafts Holiday Horns was a perfect project!
  1. Wash the Holiday Horns with hot soapy water.
  2. Dry thoroughly with a soft cloth.
  3. Pour white vinegar into the container deep enough to cover the Holiday Horns.
  4. Place the three Holiday Horns into the container.
  5. Leave the Holiday Horns in the container for 12 to 24 hours.
  6. When you have achieved the amount of “pickle” you want, remove the Holiday Horns from the container.
  7. Wash with hot soapy water.
  8. Dry with the soft cloth.
  9. If you want more “pickle”, place the items back into the mixture.
  10. Spray the Holiday Horns front and back with the Americana® Matte Sealer.
  11. Allow the spray to dry.
  12. Weave the ribbon through the wreath.
  13. Tie a medium size bow and attach it to the top of the wreath with some 22-gauge silver wire.
  14. Arrange the three Holiday Horns on the wreath and attach them with small pieces of wire.
  15. Place some of sprigs of eucalyptus through the Holiday Horns.